Friday, August 6, 2010

Smuin Family Reunion

We recently had the opportunity to attend the Smuin Family Reunion over the 24th weekend.  I havn't been able to attend for 6 years now so it was great to see everyone.  For the reunion we spent several days camping, playing cards, horseshoes and ended the weekend with a big family pot luck dinner.  This year we had a total of 97 people at the potluck dinner.

Hayden also had a blast as he loves camping and being outdoors.  He spent lots of time playing in the dirt with his cousins.  He got to go for a few 4 wheeler rides and got a chance to ride his first tricycle.  We had an interesting drive both to and from the reunion as we had a tire blowout on the trailer both ways.  Not even that could spoil our weekend.  We had a fun time camping and are so blessed to have such a great family.

Most of the cars and half the trailers.

Hayden playing with Karson.

There's lots of fun buttons to push in the Ranger.

Brady with her soda variety.

Trigger relaxing under the table.

Bathing in the trailer sink.  Gotta wash off all that dirt somehow.

Chancey, Bryant, Austin and Addison

Blowing bubbles with Grandpa and Morgan.

Watching the horseshoe tournament.

Smores and games around the camp fire.

Hayden having breakfast with the boy cousins.

Hayden's walking Trigger while we changed our 2nd tire blowout on the trailer.

July (15 months)

Well Hayden has been super busy this month.  We started out the month with a big family 4th of July celebration where Hayden had lots of fun playing with all his second cousins.  We missed out on fireworks since Hayden had an early bedtime due to daddy arriving soon.  A few days later Preston arrived for his two weeks of R&R, which was much needed and enjoyed by all.  The same day that we sent Preston back off we to departed for a long weekend of camping for the Smuin Family Reunion.  Sorry for any redundancy with previous posts but I'm trying to keep a chronological order so if I ever get caught up on my scrapbooking I have a reference. 

Hayden is now weighing in at 21 pounds, and is 30 inches tall.  Where did my little 7lb, 13oz. baby go?!?  I can hardly believe all that he is able to do now.  He is talking more and more everyday, it's mostly jibberish but I love hearing it all the same.  He is picking up on all that we do right now, Preston even taught him to spin in circles which he loves doing.  Hayden's favorite place to be right now is anywhere outside, he will stand at the door waiting for someone to take him outside.  He is such a joy to be around and I'm so lucky to be home with him.

 Happy 4th of July!

 Hayden loves Grandpa Eric's new lawn mower.

 Hayden's trying to clean his ears out with a q-tip.

Dipping his cookie in milk, just like grandma.

 Oh he's reading the newspaper, or is that more like eating?